Oct. 1, 2013
Monday, Oct. 7, is the last day to register to vote in the November runoff election for City Council Districts 4 and 8. This election is required by the City Charter because no candidate for these offices received a majority of the votes cast for the office in the August election. The election is open to Phoenix residents who are registered voters and reside within Districts 4 or 8 at least 29 days prior to the election. Residents may visit phoenix.gov/mayorcouncil/mydistrict or call 602-261-VOTE (8683) to find out which district they reside in.
Voter registration forms are available at most libraries and government facilities, including the 15th floor of Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. Registration forms also are available from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. Residents also may register online at servicearizona.com or request a voter registration form by calling the Maricopa County Elections Department at 602-506-1511.
Eligible voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will begin receiving their early ballots by mail on Thursday, Oct. 10. In-person early voting also begins on Oct. 10 at Phoenix City Hall. Other early voting locations also will be available on Saturday, Oct. 19 and 26. Residents not on the PEVL may vote early by submitting a request form, which is available at the City Clerk Department's website and at city public service counters and city libraries. This form must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
Also, a Sample Ballot Pamphlet was mailed the week of Sept. 30 to each resident’s address where there is a registered voter unless a voter has requested to obtain the pamphlet electronically. The pamphlet will list the early voting locations and the dates and times each are available. The Sample Ballot Pamphlet also is available online or from the City Clerk Department.
As a reminder, Maricopa County also will be conducting special elections for multiple school districts within the city of Phoenix on Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Election Day). There will be separate ballots for the two elections. Voters may vote by mail or at the polls for either election.
If you are not on the PEVL, you can request a ballot for both elections by separately contacting the county at 602-506-1511 and the city at 602-261-8683.
The city of Phoenix will use voting centers for this election. With voting centers, voters are not required to vote at a specified polling place in the voter’s precinct. Any city voter can use any one of the 11 voting centers to cast a ballot in the city runoff election. The voting center locations are available at the City Clerk Department's website.
The school district election conducted by Maricopa County will be a traditional polling place election, which requires voters who vote at the polls to go to their designated polling place. The polling places will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Election Day).
Most polling places for the County’s school district election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, (Election Day) will be different than the city’s voting centers. City of Phoenix voters who intend to vote at the polls are encouraged to visit any of the 11 voting centers on Saturday, Nov. 2, or Monday, Nov. 4, to vote in the city’s runoff election.
For more information about the runoff election, contact the City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683), TTY 602-534-2737 or visit the City Clerk's Department website.
Stephanie Ribodal Romero, 602-261-8512